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Body Found on Berkeley Shore Identified

By Bay City News
Friday November 01, 2013 - 11:27:00 PM

Police have identified a man whose body was found along the shoreline adjacent to Interstate Highway 80 in Berkeley Wednesday as a man reported missing a week before. 

Jerald Jacob, 69, of Berkeley was reported missing on Oct. 23 and remained missing until his body was found washed up on the shore along West Frontage Road south of University Avenue at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday, Berkeley police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said. 

How Jacob died has not been determined. Berkeley police is conducting an investigation in conjunction with East Bay Regional Parks police, Coats said. 

Anyone with any information about the incident has been asked to call the Berkeley police Homicide Detail at (510) 981-5741, or the non-emergency number at (510) 981-5900. Anonymous tips can be left at the Bay Area Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.